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Obituaries: Larson, Reddy, Bicek, McIntosh, Darling, Hardee

Kelly Ray Larson

CASPER, Wyo. –

Kelly Ray Larson: October 26, 1992 ~ July 6, 2020 (age 27)

Kelly Ray Larson, 27, passed away on July 6, 2020 in Casper, Wyoming.

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Kelly was born on October 26, 1992 in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

There are not any services planned at this time. Cremation is under the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601. 


Kevin Michael Reddy

Kevin Michael Reddy, 73, of Casper, WY died on Monday July 6th, 2020 at the Denver Hospice Center. His passing was due to complications from cancer.

He was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on March 31st, 1947 to James and Margret Reddy. He grew up in Winthrop and attended Boston College graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. 

In 1969 he joined the United states Navy earning the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. He served as the navigator of the USS Cone DD-866.

After active service Kevin attended the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) and earned a master’s degree in geophysics. From there he started his lifelong career and passion working as a geophysicist.

 Kevin moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1975. He spent his career working in oil exploration primarily in Wyoming and was a member of the Wyoming Geological Association. He also spent time teaching mathematics and science at St. Anthony’s School, several public schools, and Casper College.

A devout Catholic Kevin was a member of St. Patrick’s parish. He also was a Knight of Columbus for more than 50 years. 

His true passion was the outdoors; some of his notable outdoor adventures include hiking the White Mountains of New England, riding horseback in the Big Horns, skiing, and riding his Harley Davidson. He loved being in the mountains. He also was an active 19th century living historian and firearms enthusiast. Kevin loved all animals; however, he had a particular love for horses and dogs.

He is survived by his wife Debra Reddy of Casper, Children; Kevin J. Reddy (Britney) Cheyenne, WY, Mary (Jeremy) Hydle Granby, CO and Jason (Abby) Mook Myrtle Beach, SC. Sister in-law; Fran Reddy Winthrop, MA.  Grandchildren; Kevin P. Reddy, Keller Hydle, John Reddy, Adalyn Mook, Aidan Reddy, Quentin Hydle, Thomas Mook, and Lillian Reddy.

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, James Reddy, brother, and Gloria Ruthford, sister all of Winthrop, MA. 

A Rosery will be held on Monday July 13, 2020 at 7:00pm at St. Patrick’s Church in Casper, WY. Funeral will be held on Tuesday July 14, 2020 at 10:30 St. Patrick’s Church in Casper, WY. 

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In lieu of flowers please donate to the Casper Humane Society or the Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care.


Joseph George Bicek

Joseph George Bicek of Casper, Wyoming passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020.  He finished his journey here on Earth surrounded by the love and faith of his daughters.  He was born January 28, 1938 in Chicago, IL to George and Rose Bicek, joining his sister, Bernadette.  

Joe graduated from Fenwick High school in 1954.  He continued his education at Loyola University, graduating in 1958.  He then attended Chicago Medical school, graduating in 1965. He completed his residency in General Practice at Cook County Hospital during 1965 and 1966.  He then proudly served his country in the Air Force, stationed in Dover, Delaware from 1966-1968. From 1969-1970 he was a General Practitioner in Boulder, Colorado.  He disliked general practice, and returned to school to complete a Radiology residency at the VA hospital in Illinois. 

In 1972, he fulfilled a life-long dream of moving out West.  He joined Casper Radiology, finishing his career there.

Joe married Mary Kline in 1962.  Mary was a secretary at Loyola University who caught his eye in the coffee shop.  She was very supportive of his education and subsequent career. They later divorced. They had two daughters, Sherry Lynn Oates of Cheyenne, and Sue Christensen of Casper.  His daughters, along with their families, were the center of his world. 

In 1991, Joe married Delores Skelton.  Since he was retired, he enjoyed accompanying her while she worked as a traveling nurse around the country.  They had many adventures together before divorcing in 2011.

Joe was a friend to everyone he met.  He was genuinely interested in other people, and enjoyed learning their stories. Especially in his later years, people always said, “He is a character, I bet he keeps you busy!”  He enjoyed hunting in his younger years, and was especially proud of his Grand Slam sheep collection. He was an avid fisherman, and especially enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing. 

Throughout the highs and lows of his life, his faith in God never wavered.  He attended many churches in Casper to make sure he covered all the bases.  However, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church was always his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother in law Jim Viskocil, and his faithful dogs, Hilda and Seren. He is survived by his sister Bernadette Viskocil and her family; daughter Sherry Oates, husband Bill, and children Taylor Rose and Seth; and  daughter, Sue Christensen, husband Arik, and children Marc and Kyle. He had a very special friendship with Rich Wilson.  They were always in cahoots, sipping whiskey and causing general mayhem. Services will be held July 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., at Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home.  Reception will immediately follow at Occasions by Cory, 303 South Wolcott.  Please dress in casual Western, honoring Joe’s love of Wyoming. Memorials may be made to Central Wyoming Rescue Mission, a program he supported for many years, or Camp Hope, a camp serving diabetic children, where he volunteered with good friend, Fritz Cubin as Camp Physicians for years


Terry McIntosh

Terry McIntosh: September 23, 1943 ~ July 5, 2020 (age 76)

Services for Terry McIntosh will be Saturday July 18, 2020 at 10:00am at Bustard’s Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Highland Cemetery.

Terry McIntosh, 76, of Casper, Wyoming went to heaven unexpectedly after a joyous day of riding with his family in the beautiful Wind River Mountains outside of Dubois, Wyoming. He was born in Casper, and spent the majority of his life here. The last few years he lived in Utah to be closer to his younger grandsons. However, Casper was always “home.” On May 10, 1971, he married the love of his life, Tanna.

He delivered Cream O’ Weber milk for many years to homes and schools. He also spent a number of years on the road driving for Richardson Trucking. Terry enjoyed many outdoor activities in this beautiful state. He loved camping, boating, and fishing at Alcova and Pathfinder Lakes. He also loved his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and took many trips to Sturgis, South Dakota. These later years, he found the love for ATV riding with his Polaris RZR.

He is survived by his wife, Tanna McIntosh, his son Rick McIntosh of Salt Lake City, and his daughter Renee Benson (Eric) of Bluffdale, Utah. Grandchildren; Stacy, Jason, Amanda, Tabatha, Tristan, Taylor, Ruger, and Remington. Great grandchildren; Dyllon, Tanner, Brooke, Layn, and Aayla. Also, very dear to him a niece and numerous nephews.

He is proceeded in death by his parents; Willard “Mac” and Hildreth McIntosh, sister Joyce Condelario, daughter Tammy Gorsuch, son-in-law Gordon Gorsuch, and nephew Rob Condelario.

May your joyous ride continue in heaven. We love you and will miss you.


Leonard Ray Darling

Leonard Ray Darling: 1940 – 2020

Leonard made his heavenly journey on July 8, 2020, with family at his side. He had been in ill health since having a stroke five years ago.

He was born on June 22, 1940, to Ed and Pearl Darling in Casper, Wyoming, and later moved to Hot Springs, South Dakota, with his mother and four siblings. His mother later married Marvin VanDewater and was soon joined by three more siblings. Leaving the farm at an early age, he drove truck and joined the Army with his brother Jim. While stationed in Germany, he met and married Doris Raab on September 27, 1963, and together with daughter Petra, they returned to the US upon his discharge. Later, with the birth of daughter Peggy, their life was complete.

Leonard drove over-the-road truck for many years and upon retiring from Combined Transport, he went for coffee and ended up with a new job, working for Black Hills Trucking for approximately ten years and could tell you the Highway number of roads he had traveled. When ill health forced him to retire, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and coffee.

Happy to have shared his life are wife, Doris, Daughters Petra and Paul Jones and Peggy and Jay Gibson. He is also survived by his sister Cora and Stan Fugier of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Mary and Russ Hoff of Casper and by sisters-in-law Patti Darling and Judy VanDewater. He is also survived by Grandchildren Bailey, Courtney and Megan and soon to be first great grandchild. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers Ted, Dennis, Jim, George, and Charlie, his parents, sisters-in law Lena, Beth, and Pat, niece Collie and nephews Marvin, Ernest, and Kelly.

Services will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, July 13, 2020 at Newcomer Casper Chapel with Military Honors. Interment will follow at Wyoming Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to the Casper Humane Society.


Patrick H. Hardee

Patrick H. Hardee: 1949 – 2020

The Mystic Marvel of Molten Metal, Patrick Hardee took his final breath on July 4th, 2020 while the fire works lit up the sky, going out with a bang. Patrick came into this world kicking and screaming on November 19th, 1949. He lived his life to the fullest and was like a cat with nine lives, surviving things that should have killed him. He was a man’s man, full of grit and truly without fear. He never backed down from a fight whether it was figurative or literal.

Patrick was highly intelligent and had an associate degree in Civil Engineering. He was a hell of a welder and was the foreman welder at Texas Tank and Casper Concrete. In later years at Casper Concrete known as JTL he was foreman for the dredge in Glenrock. Patrick was a journeyman Iron Worker and was even a member of Casper’s Local Union 454. He worked in Wheatland at the Power Plant and even did iron work in Australia. Some of his work is still around Casper, he ran the tubing system for Interstate Bank’s drive-up and the system for Casper Concrete’s scale house. Before retirement he was an operating engineer and ran cranes all over Florida.

When he wasn’t at work his hobbies included scuba diving, boating, knee boarding, waterskiing, camping, cross country skiing, shooting, reloading, playing cards, racing dune buggies, riding motorcycles, teaching hunter’s safety classes, building things, reading, sewing and cooking. His dad always said if you can read it you can do it. Patrick took that to heart and loved reading and doing many things. Patrick was hardly ever idle even as he got older and his body started to protest the adventures, he did smaller projects that kept him busy.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Hardee of Lakeland Florida, his son Steven Hardee (Rebekah) of Orcas Island Washington, his daughter Cortnie Colebert (Tim) of Bar Nunn Wyoming, his “most favorite bestest grandson Timmy” of Bar Nunn Wyoming, his sister Sonja Baxter of Casper Wyoming, and brother Michael Hardee of Everett Washington.

Patrick was big hearted, hard-headed, and one hell of an amazing man, father, grandpa, husband, brother, son and friend. The world is a little dimmer without him in it.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Casper Wyoming.

In lieu of flowers please make donation to Central Wyoming Hospice.